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Shelburne Farms Clothbound Cheddar, A Barndance from MA.
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Shelburne Farms Clothbound Cheddar
Shelburne Farms is situated on Lake Champlain, just south of Burlington, VT - in some really, really stunning scenery.

It is a working farm, a forest, a historic landmark, and is also involved in educating students in how to build a sustainable future society.

They own a herd of Brown Swiss cows, which graze through the fields of the farm (when the weather allows), and produce milk for the Shelburne Farms' Cheddars - the pinnacle of which is their Clothbound. 

Because of how they are made, Cheddars don't develop a rind themselves, and so wrapping in a lard-rubbed cloth gives the cheese a man-made version. 

The Shelburne Farms clothbound is, of all the US Cheddars, perhaps the most similar to the original British Cheddars, with big and complex flavours, but also slight variation from batch to batch.

The most recent wheel from Shelburne has underlying notes of savoury brothy-ness, but has a level of saltiness and sharpness to make your mouth and tongue tingle (in a good way)! 
 
A 'sharp' clothbound Cheddar? Who would have thought! 
A Massachusetts Barndance
About half way cross Massachusetts, west of Boston, and just outside of the town of Hardwick, is the Robinson Family Farm.

The Robinson Farm is a farmstead operation, in that they have their own herd (of mostly Holstein Freisians), which they milk to make their raw milk cheese, as well as to sell the raw milk on the farm.

A Barndance is the Robinson's version of the French mountain cheese, Abondance. The external rind of A Barndance is natural and brushed, so that is has a tight brown/grey mottled appearance. The interior is golden yellow (signifying quality grass fed) and firm, with holes scattered around. 

It has a lovely fresh taste of fruitiness and roasted nuts, with a slight zip on the finish. Great to pair with a crisp white wine.
Summer Mozzarella
Tomatoes are still in season, and so it's still the perfect time to be making your own caprese, or bruschetta.

We're still fully stocked with our fresh locally made Mozzarella and Burrata, or our fresh and luxurious mozzarella di bufala from Naples, Italy!

What is a burrata? Imagine a shell of mozzarella encasing a mix of heavy cream and mozzarella curd. Incredibly decadent, and an incredible way to take your tomatoes to the next level!

What's special about Mozzarella di bufala? Original Italian Mozzarella was made with the milk of water buffalo (bufala). Their milk is richer and creamier than cow's milk, and so the mozzarella is richer, and creamier than cow's mozzarella - it's almost like a burrata, it's that rich!
 
Summer Hours
As August arrives, and Summer begins, Boston Cheese Cellar closes on Sundays.

We will be closed on the following Sundays:

 
August 18th
 August 25th
September 1st
 
Roslindale Honey
Don't forget our limited stocks of hyper-local Roslindale Honey!
Coming Events
Join us for some events this year, with more to be announced soon.

Oct 6th, Nov 17th: Hands on Mozzarella Making, go home empowered to make mozzarella. Just in time for Summer! Get your tickets before they sell out!

October 3rd: Cheese & Cheesemaking. See a demonstration of cheesemaking, and learn about cheese, cheese making and how it is shaped by our culture. @ Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library.

October 17th: Cheese Tasting. Learn about the different types of cheeses and taste them too! @ Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Oct 20th: Cheese Making First Steps Learn about the basic and common steps of cheesemaking, by making cheese yourself!
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